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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Snarkfest's Funky Running Playlist

I've been running a lot more lately to get this weight off (again) and thought I'd share with you, my dear Snarklings, my running playlist. I've got the strangest taste in music, and I'm sure after reading this list, you'll be all like, "WTF, Snarky? Who the hell listens to that anymore??" Well me, that's who. Prepare to....
scratch your head and wonder what the hell I'm thinking when you see my playlist.

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga  I remember doing a Zumba routine to this song when I went to Zumba with Aaron at our gym. Trust me, I don't break out into my Zumba routine when I'm running. You're welcome, running partners.

Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs  It's a fun, upbeat song. I like fun, upbeat when I run.

Everybody Dance Now - C&C Music Factory  I LOVE me some 90's dance tunes. And when I hear it, I speed up just thinking about Vince Vaughn doing the choreographed routine in Old School to this song.

Lose Yourself - Eminem  Nothing gets me more pumped than this song when I start out running. And yes, when I hear this, I rap right along with Em. (I call him Em, we're close like that)

I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - Pitbull  Another great song from Zumba with Aaron. THIS is one I always want to stop running and start Zumba'ing to, but for the sake of everyone else I'm running with, I don't. Again, you're welcome.

Word Up - Cameo  Oh how I love this song. I used to have it as my ringtone but I got tired of just hearing the first few seconds of it. Momma, come on baby tell me what's the word, the word up!

Turn This Mutha Out - MC Hammer   Don't be dissing the Hammer. You know if this song was playing right now, you'd be jamming.

Til I Forget About You - Big Time Rush  Don't hate me, I've got teens, it's their fault, they got me hooked.

Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder  IMO, one of the best Stevie Wonder songs EVER. I play a mean air trumpet ESPECIALLY when I'm running!

Rappers Delight - Sugar Hill Gang  Shut up, I love them

Night Boat to Cairo - Madness  I'm a HUGE Madness fan and this song always gets me moving fast, probably because it's a really peppy song

Jump Around - House of Pain  I'm telling you, I dig this song so hard. I look forward to this song coming on every time I run and when I do, I'm a happy running fool. Jump up, jump up and get down.

Iko Iko - The Belle Stars  I liked Rain Man, you got a problem with that??

White Horse - Laid Back  If you wanna be rich, you got to be a bitch. This song is an instant classic.

Supersonic - J.J. Fad   How can you not smile when you hear the 3 chicks beat-boxing??

Shock the Monkey - Peter Gabriel  Come on, this song. Hard driving beat, drums thumping, monkeys falling out of trees. It's got everything.

Apache - Sugar Hill Gang  See Rappers Delight, repeat

Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot  Shut up, you know you love this one. Admit it, when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist and a round thing in your face you get sprung

Bye Bye Bye - N'Sync  Justin Timberlake before he had to go and bring sexy back. And those other 4 guys who sang with him. I have to fight the urge to jump on the down beats

The Final Countdown - Europe  CRAZY good song. EPIC song. The opening synth is so hot it gets my blood pumping, which really does help with a long run

Thrift Shop - Macklemore  What what, what what? No, these are NOT my grandad's clothes. The sax on this song makes me happy, and when I'm happy, I run faster

Live Like We're Young - One Direction  See Til I Forget About You (it's those kids!!)

It Takes Two - Rob Base & DJ Easy Rock  Have you figured out yet that I'm a huge fan of the late 80's and 90's dance stuff? Cuz this shit's da bomb when I'm slowing down, tired and in need of a boost.

Gotta Keep Them Separated - The Offspring  This is the story of my two darling kids. And it's got a fast beat, which helps

Far From Over - Frank Stallone  Give me any shit about this song and I'll have his brother Sylvester beat you up. This is a good motivating song when you're tired. SAVE ME DARLING! I am down but I am far from over!!

Blame the Machines - Duran Duran  You knew you couldn't get away without at least one Duran Duran song on my list, didn't you? This is from their last album and has a great, fast beat

Everybody Walk the Dinosaur - Was Not Was  Yes. Yes I like this song. I like it very much.

Headstrong - Trapt  I like a good headbanging song every so often. Makes me appreciate the dance tunes that much more when they come on.

I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones  Bah bah bah bah, bah bah bah bah bah, I wish this run was over

Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force  This, IMO, is the ULTIMATE 80's song, I've always loved it and I always will love it and if it doesn't come on while I'm running, I put it on when I'm cooling down. That's how much I love it

So there you have it, Snarklings. That is just a handful of the plethora of songs I have on my phone that I enjoy listening to when I run. Some of them you may like, some you may hate, some you may not have ever heard before, but they are all mine and I love 'em all.

What are YOUR running songs? Workout songs? Zumba songs? Lying on the couch eating Oreos songs?


  1. Celeste SnodgrassJuly 9, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    you crack me up. send me a CD of your running music and I'll send you mine. based on this list, you will love mine - it may or may not include Dixie Chicks, Squeeze, Cindy Lauper and C&C Music Factory.

    1. Squeeze!!!! There is not enough Squeeze on my running playlist!!!

  2. I still have visions of Vince Vaughn thank you very much. My fave running songs - Eye of the Tiger (and yes, I do boxing moves when I run because I'm THAT cool), So What by Pink (it was my break up with cancer song and yes I'm still a rock star), and I'm Sexy and I Know it (girl look at that body) and yes... I do sing when I run... and usually off key... God bless my poor neighbors. Hugs, Holly

    1. I've got Eye of the Tiger AND I'm Sexy and I Know It on my tunes as well. Also got some Daft Punk all up in here.

  3. Fab list, Snarky! I'm a fan of Iko Iko as well! Love the beats in there! As Steve Perry would say, 'Keep on running!'

    1. The Belle Stars rock! Sign of the Times was so snappy!

  4. Mike Cruse from PapaDoesPreach.comJuly 10, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    My only question is how far are you running?!? With all those songs, lol

    1. Believe it or not, at 3-4 minutes per song, that only gets me to about 7 or 8 miles.

  5. LOVE Bad Romance. I also have "Barbie Girl" by Aqua (blame my kids), Eiffel 65's "Blue Da Ba De," Icehouse "Electric Blue," and "Don't Pay the Ferryman" by Chris de Burgh, because when I was running the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon in 2010 (don't be too impressed--it's the only one I ever ran and I think I actually walked three miles of it), I got a second wind going past Cinderella's Castle when that song came on (no idea why).

    1. GET OUT!! I LOVE Chris DeBurgh!!!!!!! Hate Lady in Red but LOVE LOVE his other stuff, not the stuff you hear on the radio. I did the Goofy Challenge in 2010 and while my half marathon time was respectable, my full was off the charts. I was about 30 minutes in front of the sweeper bus.

  6. LOL, I like the Offspring song and the Ramones one... :D I go a little heavier when I work out. ;) A cool list nonetheless!

    1. I figured your list was a bit heavier than mine. :)

  7. So I was just introduced to "Jump Around" by my oldest, because it's what they play EVERY HOME FOOTBALL GAME at her new college. The stadium jumps so much that it has been recorded as a small earthquake (not lying!). ANYway, I usually hate music like that (my running playlist is full of Wham!, MJ ... and 1D, of course) but I'M OBSESSED with "Jump Around"! Who knows, it might even make me want to run. Throw in a little "Goodbye to You" (Scandal) and I'm out the door!

  8. Oh, come on come on. Feel it, feel it. The good vibration!

    I can't believe that song is not on your list. It should be.


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